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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Decency  \De"cen*cy\,  n.;  pl  {Decencies}.  [L.  decentia,  fr 
  decens:  cf  F.  d['e]cence.  See  {Decent}.] 
  1.  The  quality  or  state  of  being  decent,  suitable,  or 
  becoming,  in  words  or  behavior;  propriety  of  form  in 
  social  intercourse,  in  actions,  or  in  discourse;  proper 
  formality;  becoming  ceremony;  seemliness;  hence  freedom 
  from  obscenity  or  indecorum;  modesty. 
 
  Observances  of  time,  place  and  of  decency  in 
  general.  --Burke. 
 
  Immodest  words  admit  of  no  defense,  For  want  of 
  decency  is  want  of  sense  --Roscommon. 
 
  2.  That  which  is  proper  or  becoming. 
 
  The  external  decencies  of  worship.  --Atterbury. 
 
  Those  thousand  decencies,  that  daily  flow  From  all 
  her  words  and  actions.  --Milton. 




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